Annual Meeting Minutes Nov 8, 2017

  1. Review of the 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes – Alex Wahl
    • Motion to move the minutes – Derek Wahl
  • Second – Keith Stoesz


  1. Junior Banners – Alex Wahl
    • 2017 Curl Manitoba U18 Provincial Championship banner has been hung


  1. Presidents Report – Alex Wahl
    • Congratulations to Keith Stoesz for winning the Curling Canada 2016 Manitoba Volunteer of the Year
    • The plant has been in operation for one full season
    • Both our male and female high school teams had great seasons last year
    • We are excited to host the Canola Growers U21 Manitoba Curling Championships at the end of the 2017 year
    • Hosting an 18+ Mixed Doubles bonspiel on November 18/17
    • We will be changing our Mixed Bonspiel to an Open Bonspiel – this will take place March 16-18/18
    • Our junior program had another very successful season


  1. Financial Report – Alex Wahl
    • Long-term Liabilities are doing very well
      • $25,000 outstanding should be paid off in the next 2 years
    • Net Income of $4,116 reflects:
      • Hit on the fish fry (higher cost of fish and lost 1 fish fry due to weather)
      • Lounge revenue/expenses are difficult to track as there is no cash in/cash out
    • Accounts Payable outstanding has been taken care of
    • Motion
      • Approve the financials – Alex Wahl
      • Second – Derek Wahl
      • All in favour


  1. Junior Curling Report – Keith Stoesz
    • Junior registration is down from 13 teams to 10 teams
      • There are teams moving into the men’s & ladies leagues – but only 1 coming up to junior
    • 20 kids are registered for Intro to Curling
      • The younger group seems to be decreasing
    • We received 2 grants to order all new equipment for the Junior program from the following organizations:
    • YIP – W.C. Miller Collegiate
    • Curtis Klassen Memorial Fund
  2. Canola Growers U21 Manitoba Curling Championships – Keith Stoesz
  • Volunteers are needed – recruitment of these volunteers is very slow
    • Need people to commit by registering on the club website
  • Sponsorship team has done a great job getting sponsors
    • Total will come to about $37,000 – $38,000


  1. Manager Report – on behalf of Terry Peters (Alex Wahl)
  • We experienced a glitch in the plant to start the year which pushed our start dates back by a week
  • We will have the opportunity to use arena shaped rocks after Christmas
  • We have a high volume of rentals taking place in the next few months
    • Christmas Banquets have already started


  1. Start Dates
  • Men’s Night – November 8th
  • Ladies Night – November 7th
  • Club Windup – March 22nd


  1. Bonspiel Dates
  • Open Doubles (18+) – November 18th
  • Women’s Bonspiel – January 12-13
  • Men’s Bonspiel – February 16-18
  • Open Bonspiel – March 16-18


  1. New Business
    • First aid kit should be put under the AED machine
    • Reminder to avoid putting your knees/hands on the ice after you shoot

















Executive Nominations

Members in mid-term:

  • Kelsie Bergen – completed 1st of 2 year term
  • Ian Forrester – completed 1st of 2 year term
  • Tara Funke – completed 1st of 2 year term
  • Dan Pappel – completed 1st of 2nd 2 year term
  • Brent Fehr – completed 1st of 2nd 2 year term


Members with completed terms:

  • Alex Wahl – Completed 1 2 year term
  • Derek Wahl – Completed 2nd 2 year term
  • Collin Sawatzky – Completed 2nd 2 year term


Members willing to join/extend term on executive:

  • Alex Wahl
  • Keith Stoesz
  • Sandy Bergen



Shawn Friesen moves that Alex Wahl extends his term on the executive.

Alex accepts.


Derek Wahl moves that Keith Stoesz joins the executive.

Keith accepts.


Kristin Opocensky moves that Sandy Bergen joins the executive.

Sandy accepts.


Vic Klassen moves that the nominations close.


Move that the meeting is adjourned – Shawn Friesen

Second – Derek Wahl


Next Meeting Dates: December 4th, 2017

Executive Minutes Oct 23, 2017

Present: Alex Wahl, Brent Fehr, Dan Pappel, Ian Forrester, Keith Stoesz, Kelsie Bergen, Sandy Bergen

Missing: Wendy Friesen, Tara Funke, Terry Peters


Review of the March Meeting Minutes

  • Motion to move the minutes – Alex Wahl
  • Second – Brent Fehr


Financial Report – Alex Wahl

  • Starting the year lower than we would like financially
  • Lounge money is enough to purchase bar stock for the start of the year
  • Lower fish fry proceeds last year (price of fish, not enough fish, storm day)
  • Questioning the Telephone expense? Is that for the whole year or only our portion?


Junior Curling – Keith Stoesz

  • Down total number of teams in the junior curling program
  • 5 teams in both the younger and older group
    • Down 18 curlers total
  • Start curling on November 6th
  • Requiring adult to be out on the ice with the younger groups (per team)
  • Coaches are set for the program
  • 17 registered on the younger Thursday group (grade 1 -4)
    • Volunteers required for the Thursday night group
    • This program will start on November 9th
  • Hit, Draw, Tap program to be completed in November
    • Points based on where the shot ends up
    • Top 3-5 from the club go to the regional competition
  • 2 grants to order new equipment
    • YIP – W.C. Miller Collegiate
    • Curtis Klassen Memorial Fund
    • Should be able to order all new equipment for the junior program


U21 Provincials

  • Planning is going well
  • Berth bonspiel last weekend – Zacharias rink won
  • Volunteers are the biggest challenge
    • 35-40 volunteers signed up online into the system
    • Encouraging these volunteers at the next 2 fish fry’s
  • Wrapping up sponsorships – near $20,000 mark right now


Manager Report – Terry Peters

  • Computer glitches – ice plant not functioning in the beginning
  • We couldn’t get enough ice in before Greg could be here
  • Now Greg is only coming November 2
  • No more glitter can be used on the ice surface – Grad committee


Executive Nominations

  • To be completed after Annual Meeting


Executive Assignments

  • Open Doubles – Alex Wahl & Keith Stoesz (will help)
  • Women’s Bonspiel – Kelsie Bergen & Dan Pappel
  • Men’s Bonspiel – Brent Fehr & Tara Funke
  • Open Bonspiel – Ian Forrester & Sandy Bergen
  • Junior Bonspiel – date to be determined? Keith Stoesz



  • Wednesday Men’s – Brent Fehr & Dan Pappel
  • Tuesday Ladies – Kelsie Bergen & Tara Funke
  • Wednesday Ladies – Sandy Bergen


200 Club – Derek Wahl

  • It will stay as a 200 club – not a 300 club for this year
  • Derek would like to move the fish fry draws all forward a month
  • Try to draw money from outside curling club members


Timeouts for Teams

  • Parent of a junior team was wondering if teams can call timeouts and a coach would go out on the ice to assist
  • Has to be open for all teams & leagues
  • 30 second time-out and coach/parent can come down to talk to the team
  • Has to be put out in the opening letter at the start of the year



  • Wendy has done it up until now and will continue to complete this task




  • Wednesday – one 6 o’clock draw, three 7 o’clock draws and one 8 o’clock draw
  • Thursday – one 7 o’clock draw



  • Tuesday – one 6 o’clock draw, three 7 o’clock draws and one 8 o’clock draw



Next Annual Meeting

  • November 8th – 6:30 pm



Move that the meeting is adjourned – Alex Wahl

Second – Kelsie Bergen


Next Meeting Dates: December 4th, 2017 & January 8th, 2018

Executive Minutes March 6, 2017

Present: Alex Wahl, Terry Peters, Brent Fehr, Collin Sawatzky, Dan Pappel, Ian Forrester, Terry McMillan & Kelsie Bergen

Missing: Dineen Pippus, Wendy Friesen, Keith Stoesz, Tara Funke, Derek Wahl


Review of the February Meeting Minutes

  • Motion to move the minutes – Alex Wahl
  • Second – Brent Fehr


Manager’s Report – Terry Peters

  • Will be increasing price the fish fry price to $18 next year
    • Cost of fish has gone up significantly ($1.50/per plate extra)
  • Look at replacing light bulbs – it has been 3 years since they’ve been changed



  • Recommendation: rubberized tile floors like the arena (without the skate guard)
  • Not financially feasible before the junior provincials


League Updates

  • Wednesday Men’s League
    • Playoffs starting this week
  • Thursday Men’s League
    • Playoffs starting this week
  • Tuesday Ladies
    • Playoffs starting this week
  • Wednesday Ladies
    • No playoffs – continuing until the end of the season
  • Junior League
    • Cancelled tonight due to weather
    • 2 more Monday’s outstanding
    • Winkler bonspiel – 4 Altona teams came out on top


Outstanding Fees

  • Down to one person


Men’s Bonspiel

  • Went well – no issues
  • 72% paid out – looking at re-analyzing this for next year
    • Considering a 60% payout


Mixed Bonspiel

  • Need to work on the bartending schedule
  • Organize kitchen help – 2 or 3 people
  • Terry will take care of a few decorations
  • When Terry calls the teams he will ask them to bring a snack for Friday night
  • Derek is working on a playlist for Saturday night


Important Dates

  • Club windup – March 23


U21 Provincials – December 2017

  • Meeting on March 13
  • Sponsorship letters will start going out in the next few weeks to businesses


Ice plant update

  • Proposal was sent to town for the outstanding $15,000
  • They will review it at their next meeting


Financial Report – Wendy

  • No report


200 Club

  • 200 club draws during the fish fry’s (4 each)
  • Do the largest ones at the Club Windup – 4 draws
  • Leave 3 outstanding to do at the April fish fry


Learning to Curl

  • 8 people attended
  • Very successful


Lounge Bookings

  • Meetings upstairs we are currently charging $75
  • Increase the price to $100


New ideas

  • Curl/crokinole bonspiel
    • Where do we set it up?
  • Mixed Bonspiel 2018
    • Mixed doubles bonspiel alongside the regular bonspiel?


Next Meeting dates:

Tuesday April 18, 2017 @ 7pm

Executive Minutes Jan 19, 2017

Present: Alex Wahl, Derek Wahl, Brent Fehr, Collin Sawatzky, Dan Pappel & Kelsie Bergen

Missing: Dineen Pippus, Wendy Friesen, Ian Forrester, Keith Stoesz, Tara Funke


Motion that Alex Wahl is the President for the 2016-2017 Year

  • Motion – Derek
  • Second – Collin
  • All in favour – unanimous


Review of the December Meeting Minutes

  • Motion to move the minutes – Alex
  • Second – Brent


Manager’s Report – Terry Peters

  • Going to replace the rubber membranes into the filtration system
    • Membranes don’t last long due to town water (high chlorine)
  • Fish fry numbers were decent in January
    • Decision to run at the current price for the rest of the year
    • Will re-assess the price next year
    • If the price of fish stays high, the price will need to increase
  • Feedback from Ladies Bonspiel – money
    • 12 out of 16 teams are getting paid out money during the bonspiel
    • Consideration for paying only the winners and losers of each event


League Updates

  • Wednesday Men’s League
    • End of schedule – lots of back games that need to get played
    • Only 5 weeks left
  • Thursday Men’s League
    • A lot of back games / cancellations
      • No solution for this
    • Tuesday Ladies
      • No Report
    • Junior League
      • 25 registered in the Thursday group for the New Year
      • Bonspiel Preparation
        • One team away from being full for the bonspiel
        • Most spots are filled for the canteen schedule
      • High school League
        • Teams competing in zones in the coming week




Outstanding Fees

  • Fairly extensive list of outstanding fees
    • Derek & Alex are working on this
    • Another round of emails will be sent out


Men’s Bonspiel

  • Posters & bartending schedule have been posted


Important Dates

  • Start playoffs – March 6
  • Club windup – March 23


U21 Provincials – December 2017

  • Slowly filling the volunteer positions
  • Need a sponsorship coordinator and volunteer coordinator
  • Another meeting in the near future


Ice plant update

  • No problems or glitches
  • Heat recovery system seems to be good


Financial Report – Wendy

  • No report


Learning to Curl

  • Date? Friday March 3


Next Meeting dates:

Thursday, February 16th at 6 pm

Monday, March 6th at 7 pm


Executive Minutes Oct 27, 2016

Minutes from the Exec Meeting Oct 27/16



Present: Derek, Brent, Ian, Dineen, Dan, Kelsey, Terry, Alex

Late: Colin

Missing: Mel

Review of Exec members

We are 1 female short, several no’s.  9 members will work but will need to get non-exec to help with bonspiels.

Board Roles/duties:

President – Alex, Ian nominate

Vs-President – Derek

Secretary – Kelsey

Get Dropbox setups for Kelsey and Ian

Social Media: Facebook – Derek/Kelsey – will have to define duties

Email outs: Alex – create new email for single email outs to both men’s and ladies

Juniors: Keith and additional help

Assisting Terry: All exec members when called on.

Need to make sure Thursday men’s teams get informed and reminded of times help is required.

Managers Report:

Ice is close to ready, signage going in tomorrow along with several floods.

Replaced the hacks, 18ish years old, due to the condition of the existing ones, these will stay secured in the ice better.

Tech systems/remote connections are being setup and seem to be a great addition.

Sound system replacement – Keith is working with the Altona Foundation for a grant to help with the replacement cost.

League updates:

Men’s 13 Wednesday, 7 Thursday

Ladies 11

Wednesday Afternoon Ladies – Discussed cost difference to evening curlers they are currently $40 less per member, was decided that was ok due to reduced benefits vs evening teams.


Junior Reports – Keith & Derek

6 early and 6 late for Monday nights

Thursday afterschool 24ish as of Oct 27


MB Junior Curling Championships – Will need to start making ice in area, Dec 19th.  It will be a big project but we should take it on.  Al Friesen and Keith Stoesz will be taking on co-chair for this championship.


Assign Bonspiel Coordinators

Ladies: January 6-8, 2017 – Kelsey & Dan

Junior: January 28, 2017 – Keith & Dineen

Men: Feb 24-26, 2017 – Collin & Brent

Mixed: March 10-12, 2017 – Ian & Derek


Misc. items

Club champions updates – Many missing names

Trophy case construction, when we have updated what we have.

Broom updates, we recognise that we will not police this.

Constitution – we don’t have one, must have been lost over time.  How do we proceed with this?  Do we start with someone else’s and modify it to our needs.  Can we start with golf courses?

Junior equipment – can we use the MB Championships as a fundraiser for new brooms and equipment.

Jackets for all curlers – we will proceed and get dates for fittings.

Halbstadt Community Curling Centre has donated $500 for our Ice Plant Replacement Fund, for the use of the Altona Club during their bonspiel when they had issues with the weather.

200 Club tickets, need someone to attend Thursday night for handing out tickets. Colin and Alex will go to collect information.


Next meeting: Dec. 5th

Annual Meeting Minutes Oct 18, 2016



Agenda for Annual Meeting October 18, 2016



  1. Amendments or additions to the agenda


  1. Banner Presentations
  • High School Provincial Champions – Team Bergman
  • U18 Champions – Team Zacharias


  1. Review Minutes of 2015 Annual Meeting
  • Motion to pass the minutes
    • Motioned by Melanie Schroeder, seconded Brent Fehr, unanimous acceptance


  1. Presidents Report – Keith
  • Wendy Friesen elected to CurlManitoba board
  • Terry Peters recognized as citizen of the year last year
  • Jake Bergen recognized for 200 club work, last year was his last
  • Tuesday women – 12 teams
  • Wednesday women – ???
  • Wednesday men – 13 teams
  • Thursday men – 8 teams
  • Thursday junior – 30 curlers
  • Bonspiel Schedule
  • How do we get new adult curlers?
    • Need opportunities in March/April around time of year with national and international curling championships
    • Successful programming in Thompson “Open your doors” program in late portion of curling season
    • Asked for people who were interested in helping
      • No one right now, put it out there for people to think about


  1. Review Financials
  • Wendy Friesen will continue to manage our finances
  • See Financials report for full details
  • Assets are similar to last year
  • $36,000 left on loan, approximately 4 years left
  • Rise in membership fees last year
  • Fish Fry events were very successful
  • Junior fees down, likely a result of junior moving from junior program to mens and ladies nights
  • Good year overall
  • Motion to accept by Ian Forrester, seconded by Brad Derksen, unanimous acceptance


  1. Ice Plant Update
  • See report
  • New plant in place
  • Simco bid accepted with remote computer control
  • Shortfall of $8,000 after all grants


  1. Junior Curling Report – Derek/Keith
  • Keith is taking over the program, Derek will stay on as a coach
  • Need help on Thursdays from 5:00 – 5:50 pm
  • Extending Monday night age range to 18 years old, providing additional opportunities to high school
  • Derek – we are one of the few that have no gap in our junior curling
  • Derek and Keith


  1. Managers Report – Terry P
  • Ice plant is running well
  • Never had the opportunity to get the concrete this cold, degree colder than it has ever been
  • Patched together heat recovery system, not quite what we wanted
  • Some bugs still to work out with the computer system, Simco added over and above original contract
  • Trying to set up timer so that recycled heaters only run when no leagues are running
  • Starting to put down water tomorrow
  • Planning to have ice ready by November 1
  • Speakers in lounge are basically shot, priced out new set for $1,800
    • Too much of a buzz right now, one speaker doesn’t work at all
  • Banquets are booked every weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from 2nd weekend of November until New Years
  • Al is helping out again


  1. Traveller’s Club Championship opportunity
  • Nov 10 deadline to apply


  1. Junior Provincial Championship
  • Would likely happen between Christmas and New Years in 2017
  • Need a lot of volunteers to run the eight sheets across the hockey and curling facilities
  • CurlManitoba is very supportive of our interest


  1. Executive Nominations
  • Dineen Pippus, Grace Braun, Keith Stoesz, Terri McMillian have finished their terms
  • Derek nominates Ian Forrester, accepted
  • Derek nominates Kelsie Bergen in absentia, accepted
  • Dan moves the nominations cease, Ang seconded


  1. Adjourn

Motion to adjourn, Brent Fehr, seconded Brad Derksen

Executive Minutes Oct 3, 2016

Curling Club Meeting Minutes: October 3, 2016


Manager’s Report

  • Starting to flood October 17
  • Need to replace the sound system


President’s report

  • Received official Community Places letter grant
    • No advertising required


Financials Update

  • Starting balance adequate for start up
  • Approximately four years left to pay off loan
  • Club and ice rental rates are down
  • See Financial Report


Ice Plant Replacement

  • Checking in regularly on the plant replacement
    • Should be done by October 15
  • Computer system is installed, already running the arena ice
    • Can remotely check on the system
  • Total cost $240,000
    • electrical work came in above budget
    • $170,000 from the Millennium Capital Fund
    • $50,000 from grants
    • Approximately $20,000 outstanding
    • Ideas for rest of payment
      • Additional grant applications
      • Pay our next two capital payments ($10,000) to pay outstanding amount
      • Ask local businesses?


200 Club Minutes

  • Duties
    • Get lottery license
    • Print tickets
    • Track who has the tickets
    • Collect payments
    • Have tickets ready for Oct 18
  • Mel has offered to take on the job
    • Other executive members will help distribute the tickets


Junior Update

  • Keith leading, Derek helping
  • Keith sending out info packets in Elmwood, West Park, and Parkside
  • Registration on October 18
  • Town manages Grade 1-4 registration for Thursdays, Monday registration takes place on October 18


  • Junior Provincials Possibility
    • Curl MB is very eager to have Altona host and want the arena setting we could offer
      (we are the only junior program, and ladies, to be in an arena setting)
    • Rivers made $30,000 last year (gate was $15,000)
    • Event has to move up that year, we would prefer to have the event between Christmas and New Years as opposed to before Christmas
      • Would sacrifice a few extra days in the arena though
    • Al is negotiating dates and rates with the Town of Altona
    • Final decision will be made before this year’s Junior Provincials


Fee Structure

  • Junior Program grades 1-4 – $40 per session
  • Junior Program grades 5-8 – $85
  • High School – $50
  • Adult leagues – $220 up to 4 people, 5th member pays associate fee.
    • Keep it the same for this year, increase next year by $5
  • Associate members and subs – $50
  • Bonspiel rates – Per team – we stop offering half price to junior teams.
    • Ladies – $160
    • Men’s – $160
    • Mixed – $160
  • Rental Rates
    • 1/2 day meeting – $100
    • 8 am to 5 pm – $150
    • all day including family gatherings which can use kitchen – $200
    • parties w/bartender – $225
    • parties without  – $175
    • socials we get bar and supply tenders – $300
    • 00 for banquets – $350


Derek moves “I move to have the rates remain for the same for the 2016-2017

Collin seconds


Bonspiel Dates

Ladies: January 6-8, 2017

Junior: January 28, 2017

Men: Feb 24-26, 2017

Mixed: March 10-12, 2017


Annual Meeting Items – October 18

  • Present banners to Team Zacharias
  • Registration: 6-7 pm
    • Derek/Keith – Juniors
    • Dineen – Ladies
    • Brent/Dan – Mens
    • Keith will bring registration sheets
  • Keith will bring ice plant update


  • Exec Nominations
    • Returning Derek Wahl & Collin Sawatzky (2nd year of 2nd term), Brent & Dan willing to stay on (1st year of 2nd term), Alex Wahl & Mel Kaupilla (2nd year of 1st term)
    • Leaving Dineen,
    • Grace, Terri, Keith
    • Kelsey Bergen (Derek), Tara Funke (Dineen), Tara Penner (Mel), Quinn Hildebrand, Brittany Klassen
    • Ian (Keith), Doug Rempel (Keith),

April 11-2016

All present: Dineen Pippus, Collin Sawatzky, Derek Wahl, Keith Stoesz, Dan Pappel, Brent Fehr, Terry Peters, Terry McMillan, Grace Braun

Regrets: Ian Forrester, Alex Wahl, Al Friesen, Melanie Kauppila

1. Terry Peters has cleaned most everything up at the club with the exception to a few things in the kitchen. There are a few more rentals and meeting commitments for this week.
Terry mentioned that many of the 5 year sponsorships are complete this year.
Some discussion on a trophy case for the main floor. Keith will discuss with Red River Glass.
2. No financial report.
3. Ice plant replacement is confirmed for this year. It will be an ammonia run plant.the curling club will receive monies from the Town capitals fund. Much of this money was given to the Town of Altona to put into capital by the Altona Curling club. This new plant will be installed this summer and the clean up will be done by the same company that installs it.
There are also a few grants that we have not heard from.
4. Mixed bonspiel review
– 16 teams …up from last year and it was fun
– no band is needed for next year.
Aside notes..
– a new sound system is needed…Terry Peters will talk to Golden West Radio. Approach the Town as this is a capital item.
The Wednesday afternoon ladies donated a new coffee maker as the old one was on the way out.
5. Junior Curling program will be run by Keith Stoesz next year.
Town of Altona will be doing the registration this next year and keeping it a divided registration.
Curling next year starts on
Ladies- November 1st
Older juniors – November 7th
Younger juniors – November 10th.

Executive Meeting Mon. Feb 8, 2016

7pm ACC Lounge

Present: Terry Peters, Mel Kauppila, Dineen Pippus, Derek Wahl, Ian Forrester, Keith Stoesz, Brent Fehr

Regrets: Grace Braun, Alex, Colin, Terri McMillan

(sorry for the spelling of names and omission of last names)

Keith called the meeting to order at 705pm

Mel K offered to record minutes

Meeting followed the agenda circulated by Keith

1.Manager’s Report- Terry P. Things are going well. Parkside Jr High is curling for two weeks and will have bonspiel/fun day to wind up. Parent volunteers will probably be needed.

-Intro to curling group wind up Feb, 11, 2016.

-Terry noted that folks are ordering/replacing and changing grippers, seems to be helping with some debris on ice surface.

-Fish Fry March 2

2. Ice Plant Replacement- Keith/Terry: A donation of 20,000.00 was received from the Richardson   (Pioneer) Foundation. SYMCO & Prairie HVAC have yet to supply pricing. As well, no news from the Town of Altona as of yet.

3. Men’s league: last draws for Thursday nights will be coming up soon. Wind up March 24,2016

4. Tuesday Ladies League: A request to refund a sub payer’s fee of $50.00 was approved. (Individual has not been able to curl due to family situation)

5. Wed. afternoon Ladies League: All good, volunteers to serve at Men’s bonspiel have been found.

6. Junior’s : Wind up set for March 14 2016. Meal to players, family can buy additional meal (Chicken finger.fries. beverage). It is essential to have skilled parent/coaches for next year. High School Provincials are Feb 25-27 in Gladstone/Plumas. Jr. Bonspiel went well, slight mix up on number of teams, but a willing bunch of older kids put a team together to make things work out.

7. Men’s Bonspiel: Feb 19-21. Fish fry supper.

8. Mixed Bonspiel set for March 18-20. Theme will be a leap year/recycled St. Patrick’s Day. Planning group to look after details. Al Friesen has booked a band called “Rusty Nail”.

9. A note that there is no financial update.

10. Next Meeting: March 7, 2016 at 7pm.

Executive Meeting January 11, 2016

All Present:  Terry Peters, Terry McMillan, Dan Pappel, Keith Stoesz,  Dineen Pippus, Melanie Kauppila, Derek Wahl, Grace Braun

Regrets:  Al Friesen, Ian Forrester, Brent Fehr, Colin Sawatzky

No Financials to report.

1.  Manager’s report- Terry Peters.

Everything seems to be running well.  Banquet season is over and Terry predicts it was much the same as last year with the exception that he did mor of the meal making this year.

It was mentioned that a sign should be posted saying that it is important to change grippers.  There is a lot of rubber found on the ice.  Terry also has grippers for sale in his office.

2.  Ice plant replacement – Keith/Terry P.  The curling club has  confirmation that they will be receiving $20,000.00 from the Richardson Foundation and $5,000.00 from Altona Community Foundation to go towards the new ice plant.  Terry has spoken to 2 other companies besides Chimco for pricing and plant options.  They should have something by weekend in this regard.  The Town of Altona also wants to partner with the curling club in these decisions and funding the project.

3.  Men’s league update.  New rounds will be made up shortly since the 1st rounds are nearly complete.  The teams will be divided into “A” groups and “B” groups to determine playoffs  in March.  Playoff date is March 24 th.

Thursday mens complete their round on February 11 and will be able to play 1/2 a round following this.

4.  Ladies League- Dineen and Grace .

Things are winding down for the first round and the A vs B will happen with the ladies league as well.there are a few concerns that were addressed and will be dealt with through an email sent by Keith to all members regarding curling etiquette.

5.  Wednesday ladies league- Melanie.

There are no concerns regarding Wednesday curling and things are working out well.

6.  Junior league – Derek.

Derek would like to have someone in place for the Thursday Juniors before the season is up as he is not willing to take this on next year and this way the new coordinator can observe a few weeks before curling ends.  Thursday Junior curling in particular is very high in numbers.  Derek would really like to concentrate on growing the high school curling program.  ( Great Idea!)

7.  Ladies bonspiel- Dan, Terry M and Grace.

Food was great!  Need a place to play music that is easy to operate. Chips on tables Saturday evening were great.  Should have been someone to take pictures.  Dineen and Grace will get the names of all people on the winning teams to Keith.  Suggestions were to ditch the decorations next year and the fact that there was not a silent auction was not missed but the 50/50 draw came with 2 separate draws for baskets and this was not communicated properly.  A report will be written up and put into the binder along with suggestions for next year.

8.  Mens bonspiel- February 21 & 22.  Fish fry will be served.

9.  Junior spiel- Derek said most teams are 13 & under with the exception of one 17& under team.

10.  Mixed spiel- March 20 & 21.  Band has been hired

11.  Next meeting February 8 at 7pm.

****NOTE- Keith made special mention of some people were interned in a 6 week “Intro to Curling for Adults”